Wednesday, August 31, 2011


4 minutes running is actually a long time to run! Tonight our intervals were 4 minutes running and 1 minute walking - it felt so good. My eating has been okay today - on plan but I did have a kitkat at lunch, didn't need it but I bought and ate it anyways. I like to have something salty at lunch and I am finding it too many points. I need to try some new things to see if I can get the points down. I really need to add more fruits and veggies to my day - I rely too much on points loaded things for snacks (granola bars, yogurt, cheese) and I am not finding it filling enough - if I add a piece of fruit or some more veggies with my lunch it will help keep me satisfied longer.

Today I was starving all morning! I had to keep dipping into my lunch to try and get full! It never really worked until I ate my whole lunch! I hate that feeling! I think I need to start eating more protein in my meals to help keep me satisfied longer. I would like to get into smoothies in the morning to help keep my points down and up my fruits and veggie intake - everyone says you can't taste the spinach =)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Practice Run!

I actually got out for a practice run tonight! It felt so good to finally accomplish this! I also went to the gym after work - I don't generally like to double up like this but I was determined to get this run in. I am aiming for 3 runs this week. I have my class tomorrow and I am aiming to run Friday after work or Saturday morning when I get up. I will also be heading back to the gym on Thursday. I am aiming for 5 "workouts" (3 runs and 2 gym sessions) a week. I am not going to have any real days off as we try and walk each day on the weekend.

We have a long weekend coming up this weekend and it can't come soon enough! I am exhausted and need the break from my alarm clock! My eating was good today - I did have a nice treat after dinner with some of my weekly points and I did a good job tracking =)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Oh Boy!

I was not good this weekend and boy did it ever show this morning! I was not going to share but really this is what it is all about. I weighed in this morning at 187.3....yuck! I knew it was coming but still it was more than I expected. I was very active this weekend and hoped it would probably did but this still sucks! Needless to say I was back at it this morning. I have tracked all day and did a really good grocery shop today to help get back on track. My activity was not what I hoped for today - I was really hoping to get a run in today but Grace was not in the mood for daddy time and daddy was a little edgy himself so I hung out with them for the night. I did get 2 light walks in today and will get to the gym and for a run tomorrow. I was really hoping to not have to double up but I really need this practice run!

I am really hoping to start making some real progress in my weight loss. I had a talk with hubby about him helping me out more, no more extra treats and getting out and being more active. I have also decided to not buy cookies anymore - if I happen to be somewhere and they are homemade I can have one - store bought are no more. I am hoping this will help make a difference, I am not going to cut everything because it doesn't work for me but cookies have really got to go! This cookie monster can't seem to control herself!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my 29th birthday. I had a great day but now I have a terrible tummy ache!I had a burger at lunch with my mommy and then hubby, Grace and I headed to the PNE - it is the summer fair in our city. I love going but we just eat like crap there and I am really paying for it right now. We had deep fried oreos and they were amazing! I know it is not something I should have had but I did and that's that....We walked around for 2 hours and then came home and played for a bit before bath and now relaxing time for mommy and daddy =) The birthday festivities will continue on this whole weekend and one day in to next week. We have dinner tomorrow, my sister in law is taking me out Friday and I have dinner again on Sunday. I did not get to the gym or anything today but we did walk for 2 hours which I guess will have to be good enough. As for tomorrow I am going to count it as my rest day and I will not have any time to get out. Saturday I am going to head in to the gym and Sunday I will get out for a walk at least. I want to do a practice run and I am going to try and fit it in maybe Sunday morning.

I don't know that I will have much time to post this weekend but I am sure going to try!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Food, food, food

Well I was not happy with my WI on Monday. I was up .2 - I know it is nothing but I was down so much more earlier in the week! I am very happy to say that I found my boxing the gym where I forgot them =) I found them when I finally went back there today to get my butt kicked! It felt so good to get back. I even got on the treadmill at my parents yesterday. A good week of activity! The food has not been is my birthday on Thursday and I have been eating a little more that I should be.

I am not at all excited for my birthday this year - it has been a really long year full of ups and downs and I am just disappointed in where I am. We have had so much going on and as I said in my last post I have not lost any weight....I have gained about 9 pounds. My goal for this year is to not be where I am today. I am not going to put a number or a place on this because it is so much more than weight loss. I want to be more financially stable, I want to be more organized and I want to be happier. Here is to 29 being a better year!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

WI tomorrow....

I was feeling so good earlier in the week but this weekend I have not been good to myself. I was mostly good to myself but not the whole time. Friday was bad and Saturday and today were okay. I would be really good and then not great all at the same time. I kept moving all weekend but I have yet to do a practice run - why am I holding myself back? I need to get out there! I still can't find my gloves...I am going to have to ask if maybe I left them there?

I was reading a blog and there was a comment from someone pointing out that 1 year ago roughly she weighed less than she does really got me to thinking about what I am doing. I am about 9 or 10 pounds heavier than I was last year. I was holding steady - losing and gaining the same few pounds over and over again, just recently I have gained roughly 9 or 10 pounds. This is not what I want to be doing - I really need to figure this s$*t out! I am not going to make myself or you guys any promises that I have not been able to keep. I have said many times that I am going to get it together but that doesn't seem to be working for me. I will be tracking tomorrow and I am going to hop on my parents treadmill after work. Here we go......

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunny Days

I love sunny weekends! We had a very nice day today - got in a good walk and Grace got some great time in the pool today. I also got some really good deals at Old Navy tonight - I love an extra 50% off clearance days =) At the end of every season I try and pick up some basics for Grace for the next age for that season.

Tomorrow we are going to give the back pack a try -  we are going to take the stroller just in case she hates it. I really wish the weekends were longer - it has been so nice being home and actually getting things done and enjoying some time together.

On Friday I had a very LONG day. There seems to be a lot of drama at my office lately and it has been really draining - sadly I let this effect my choices. I overate on so many was not good. I am happy that I picked it up today but I really need to find better ways of dealing with things - why do we turn to food?

What do you turn to when you are stressed/happy/sad/frustrated......?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Get it together!

So on Monday I forgot my runners and today I forgot my boxing gloves! I came home and the first thing I wanted to do was put my gloves back in my car where they belong! Well I can't find them....we took them out of my car for some reason and now I can't find them, good thing I have all weekend to look for them! Instead of my workout we went for a nice long walk and picked up Grace's passport and a few small things at Costco. We have a nice walk from our place that takes us past a park, up to the mall and then past Costco - I love it =)

Thank god it is friday tomorrow, this has been a long week! I really need a sleep in! We have some nice easy "plans" which include some good activity both days. We bought a baby backpack for hiking so we are going to give it a try on Sunday finally. The weather really hasn't been cooperating up until now for us to get out for a hike. We live about 3 blocks from a small lake and we are going to try and walk around it with Grace in the backpack - it should take us about 2 hours, it is 11 K and I figure with carrying Grace we will be a it slower. I think we will also take her stroller just in case she doesn't like the back pack.

So I peeked on the scale this morning and I am so excited! It is moving in a good direction =) Just need to keep this up over the weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 minutes 2 minutes

That is what we ran today and I was so tired! I did not get my practice runs in and I felt it today. It was only me and the "teacher" and we kept what I felt was a really good pace! I also did good with my eating.

I was disappointed yesterday when I forgot my running shoes - I did not let it derail me I got home made and ate dinner and then packed up baby and hubby and we were off for a 6 or 7 km walk =) It has felt so good to get active again. I have been really missing the time to get out and do something. I will be back at the gym tomorrow - I had really wanted to get in twice this week but I am not sure that I will e able to make it happen on Saturday, we will have to see! It's a really short post tonight, hopefully more to say soon =)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Keep This Regular!

I can't believe how terrible my posting has been the last few weeks! Between summer getting the best of me and everything we have had going on these last few weeks I just have not been making the time.

I am very happy and surprised to announce that I saw a loss this week. My weight was down to 184.1. I got back on the WW website this morning so I could start tracking again. I have not tracked everything for the day yet but I know I will be a bit over. I wasn't able to grocery shop until today but that is fine - I will do better tomorrow. My brother got married this past weekend and it was a crazy couple of days! We were going from Friday until Sunday evening. It was a beautiful day and I have to admit I am happy it is over sister in law was a bit of a bridezilla =)

I got back to my running class last week after missing 2 (vacation and a rehearsal dinner for another wedding we had to attend) and it almost killed me - sadly I did not get out for my practice runs but I will be signing up for a 5k with my running group for September! I am really excited but I definitely need to start doing my other runs! Tomorrow I will get back to the gym for the first time in 2 weeks and I am really looking forward to it! Well I am hoping this is the beginning of something good =)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Have you ever....

Known you had not eaten well and were going to see a gain and just ate? That is what I did - I knew I had over eaten while I was away but instead of coming home and getting right back on track I continued to not eat well. So I weighed in at 184.8 this morning. I was okay with a gain just wasn't expecting it to be quite that much - I did not want to gain over a pound. I have a super busy week this week but I am just going to have to find time to move! I will be heading the gym tomorrow after work. We have friends bringing dinner tomorrow but they aren't coming until 6 so I should be able to fit my workout and a shower in before they get here. Wednesday I am going to miss another running class as I have a rehearsal dinner that night. I will go Thursday and if I can make it work Friday morning. I have the day off because of a wedding we are attending - I have a week more than hubby does so I decided to just take the day. My mom doesn't work Friday's so I am going to see if I can drop Grace off and go for a workout. I want to try and get downtown to drop off Grace's passport application - I will have to see about timing. Well that's the pan for now and I will do the best I can to get as much movement in as I can. I need to get some extra groceries too - all I have is fruit =)